Comic Vine Review


Martian Manhunter #4 - Alone


Pearl finds herself surrounded by Martians!

The Martian invasion of Earth starts to get crazy and with it, comes confusion and chaos. How many Martians are already living with amongst the human race?

MARTIAN MANHUNTER is a chaotic and frantic book that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The pace never slows down and each issue feels like a race to the finish. However, that's what makes this particular issue great. We're all in the midst of seeing this grand action come together and as the character's eyes become open to the truth, everything seems to come tumbling down upon them. Pearl is being hunted by white Martians. Mister Biscuits and company are taking on a Martian Man-Eater, and something crazy is going on with Phobos, Mars' moon. Without spoiling anything, the ending of the issue is pretty nuts as it really kicks off just how crazy this invasion is truly going to get.

Writer Rob Williams has really crafted something unique to DC comics, featuring familiar characters. This doesn't feel like a DC book. It's darker and reads more like something from Vertigo rather than a DC book giving it a remarkably original feel

Eddy Barrows (pencils), Eber Ferreira (inks), and Gabe Eltaeb (colors) really come off as the backbone of this series, highlighting the tone set by the story. A lot of the credit has to go to Ferreira's inks here. Darkness really envelops this issue and the ink work looks fantastic, especially while working with Eltaeb and Barrows. The characters in this book look great and show a wide variety of emotions, including terrified, and Barrows pencils really give this book the horror look and feel it deserves.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER is a series fans need to check out. It's highly underrated and doing something very different. It's an alien invasion story that grasps on to the horror elements and doesn't let go. This is one of the best books in the DCYou line-up that takes a lot of huge risks that are seeming to pay off. This was another amazing issue. Don't trade wait. Get on this series, month to month.